|How could I forget this? Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy!|
|Bubo was kind of a Jar-Jar forerunner.|
|She was just downright SCARY!|
DRAGONSLAYER, a live-action Disney film, appeared at theaters with very little bally-hoo preceding it. In fact, take a look at the poster:
|Who knows what the hell is going to be in this film?|
|A bit like something you'd expect from THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT...|
|See what I mean?|
The dragon, named Vermithrax Pejorative, appeared in several incarnations from the full-sized prop made by the Disney Motion Picture Studios technicians, to a hand puppet made by Chris Walas (from another little film that had opened in June called RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK) to an augmented Stop Motion puppet by Phil Tippett.
Now, I would be VERY remiss to not talk about RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, but my feeling is this: As much as I love this movie, and as many times as I saw it in the theater (which was plenty, believe me), so much exists about the phenomenon that was Indiana Jones, that to add to it would just be redundant. The only thing I will add is that in 6 months the Motion Picture Association decided that an exploding head no longer warranted an "R" rating.
|Okay, so it wasn't as "graphic" as the SCANNERS head!|